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Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2588 W: 74 N: 7469] (30441)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-07
Categories: Trees
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 400mm 2.8 IS
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Namibia, a photographer's dream
Date Submitted: 2009-01-05 11:08
Viewed: 4341
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is another Sossusvlei picture.
It's a slight crop. Actually it's a dead tree in front of one these spectacular reddish colored dunes and some desert grasses at the bottom.

More more info about Sossusvlei, please go to one of my previous uploads.

Thanks for looking.

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Hi Annick, you show us that you are not only a great photographer with this shot! Also a great artist! Perfect one my friend!
Cheers with Dandelion:)

hello Annick

great composition
you are great in details of photo make

I really like the Namibian palette of colors in your recent posts. Is this one of those truly ancient trees? I like the cropped view of it and the sharpness against the lovely OOF background. Nice work... again.

Evelynn : )

Hi Annick
Très belle image. Bonne mise au point, bel éclairage sur le profil, arrière-plan hors-foyer adéquat
Merci et au revoir...JP

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-01-05 23:02]

Hi Annick.
Superb composition created by the most impressive old dry tree. Its shapes are amazing as well as details and sharpness. Esthetic effect is strengthened by amazing BG which colouration and blurriness are ultimate. Lights and shadows of the image and farming are wonderful too. Well done and kind wishes.

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2009-01-05 23:27]

Hi Annick!

Your series about Namibia is impressive. The pictures are not only beautiful, but also technically perfect like this one. Here, in addition, you have created a great artistic effect and impact. The trunk acts as a statue or a sculpture. Moreover, the colours are superb.

Kind regards


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2009-01-06 1:55]

I can see many details here that could be photos on their own
Good shot Annick, and Sossusvlei looks like a great place to visit

Hi Annik,
Very artistic picture, interesting combination of colours and contrast! good BG
Salutacions cordials. Ferran.

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2009-01-06 21:18]

Hello Annick,

This twisted tree looks very impresive. The sharp image shows the fine pattern of the wood. You have had a fine light and have made good use of it rendering strong, saturated colors. There is a fine contrast between the wood and the light colored background.

Thank you for sharing,

I don't see s bird...where's the bird Annick? ;}
The colors from the out of focus dunes makes a wonderful BG here..along with the grassy bottom.
The light & shadow across the dead tree gives a great 3D effect too.
Excellent image,

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2009-01-09 11:53]

Amazing tree and wonderful background

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